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Dana White

Dana White (born July 28, 1969) is an American businessman and entrepreneur. He is the current President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a mixed martial arts organization based in the United States which operates globally. Born in Manchester, Connecticut on July 28, 1969, White grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, Ware, Massachusetts and Levant, Maine. During his youth, he bounced back and forth between Boston and Maine. Mr. White graduated from Hermon High School in Hermon, Maine, in 1987. He attended the University of Massachusetts Boston but did not finish; however, while there he did launch a boxing program for inner-city youth. White has a background as an aerobics instructor. In 1992, White established Dana White Enterprises in Las Vegas. He conducted aerobics classes at three gyms in the Las Vegas area and began managing MMA fighters Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell. While working as a manager, White learned that Semaphore Entertainment Group, the parent company of the UFC, was looking for a buyer for the UFC. White contacted childhood friend Lorenzo Fertitta, an executive at Station Casinos, and a former commissioner of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

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Dana White Says Mayweather vs. McGregor is 'Probably Going to Happen' (VIDEO)

Dana White
Conor vs. Floyd 'Probably Going to Happen'

How's this for optimism ... Dana White says the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight is now "probably going to happen" ... and he's focused on getting a deal done ASAP. READ MORE >

Dana White Says Mayweather vs McGregor Is Still Not Close (VIDEO)

Dana White
Mayweather vs McGregor Still Not Close

Mayweather vs. McGregor ain't even close to happening ... so says Dana White.  With the UFC honcho recently vowing to try to make it happen, we asked Dana if there's been any movement -- but… READ MORE >

- 9 days ago
Chris Weidman Says Conor vs. Floyd is '100% Happening' ... And Conor Can Win (VIDEO)

UFC's Chris Weidman
Conor vs. Floyd is '100% Happening' ... And Conor Can Win

Maybe Chris Weidman knows something we don't ... but the UFC star says the highly anticipated Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight is "100%" going down.  Weidman appeared on "MMA Report… READ MORE >

- 26 days ago
Dana White -- Greg Hardy's Not On Our Radar ... Must Prove Himself First (VIDEO)

Dana White
Greg Hardy's Not On Our Radar ... Prove Yourself First

Dana White ain't exactly saying "never" when it comes to Greg Hardy possibly fighting in the UFC ... but the ex-NFL star has to prove himself in some "serious fights" before he gets a look. … READ MORE >

- 37 days ago
'LHHH' Star Jason Lee Says Conor's Doing Drugs If He Wants Same Money as Floyd (VIDEO)

'Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood' Star
Conor's Doing Drugs ... If He Wants Same Money as Floyd

Conor McGregor must be high as a kite if he thinks he deserves equal pay to fight Floyd Mayweather ... so says "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" star Jason Lee ... an unofficial member of The… READ MORE >

- 38 days ago
Ronda Rousey: 'Blindspot' Role Was Awesome ... Wants More Episodes (VIDEO)

Ronda Rousey
'Blindspot' Role Was Awesome ... Wants More Episodes

Ronda Rousey had a blast shooting her episode on "Blindspot"and wants to continue her role on the show into next season ... this according to Ronda and Dana White.  We spoke (briefly) with… READ MORE >

- 40 days ago
Dana White Says There's Still Hope Conor Fights Floyd ... I Want Conor to Get Rich! (VIDEO)

Dana White
There's Still Hope Conor Fights Floyd ... I Want Conor to Get Rich!

Dana White says Conor vs. Floyd is still a real possibility -- telling TMZ Sports, "It doesn't make a lot of sense for my business, but I would never keep Conor from making that kind of money."… READ MORE >

- 42 days ago
Dana White Says Conor, Floyd Fight Not Close ... No Target Date

Dana White
Conor, Floyd Fight Not Close ... No Target Date

The Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor superfight is "nowhere near being done" and reports of a June 10 target date are false ... so says Dana White.  White -- who did make a formal offer to… READ MORE >

- 43 days ago
Floyd Mayweather Says He'll Un-Retire for Conor McGregor If They Can Strike a Deal (VIDEO)

Floyd Mayweather
I'll Un-Retire for Conor McGregor Just Ink the Deal Already!

Floyd Mayweather had made it loud and clear -- he's willing to step out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor ... if they can just hammer out a deal.  Floyd made the official… READ MORE >

- 46 days ago
Tyron Woodley Blasts Dana White ... Dana Fires Back (VIDEO)

Tyron Woodley
Blasts Dana White ... Dana Fires Back

UFC champ Tyron Woodley is going after his boss in a big way -- blasting Dana White for publicly saying he didn't think Tyron should have won this weekend ... but Dana says Tyron needs to shut up… READ MORE >

- 50 days ago